Vice President Iliana Iotova is attending a commemorative evening dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth of the distinguished Slavicist and Bulgarian scholar Prof. Riccardo Picchio Thursday evening, the presidential press secretariat said. The event is part of the 9th Ninth International Colloquium on Old Bulgarian Studies, which opened Monday. The current edition of the scientific forum is part of a series of events under the auspices of Iotova and is included in a national scientific programme for the development and promotion of Bulgarian studies abroad.
The commemorative evening will take place at the Prof. Marin Drinov Hall of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
The Ninth International Colloquium on Old Bulgarian Studies started at the St. Kliment Ohridski Sofia University on August 28. This year it includes over 20 foreign researchers from various scientific organizations in Europe and over 15 Bulgarian researchers from several universities and the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. One of the sessions of the colloquium was dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth of the great friend of Bulgaria, the famous Slavist and Bulgarian scholar prof. Riccardo Picchio, for whom the University of Sofia and the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences are organizing the special commemorative evening.